Hollywood vs. Wall Street? Campaigns jump to define McGrath and Barr in Kentucky.

by DANIEL DESROCHERS AND LESLEY CLARK ddesrochers@herald-leader.com lclark@mcclatchydc.com LEXINGTON — November’s election in Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional District will be between a radical political newcomer supported by elite Hollywood liberals and a Wall Street-backed incumbent who puts the interest of wealthy Americans over everyday Kentuckians. At least, that’s what the campaigns would have you believe. For the…

Greg Fischer and Angela Leet win primary races for Louisville mayor

by Morgan Watkins, Louisville Courier Journal – Courier Journal reporters Phillip Bailey and Mandy McLaren break down of Kentucky’s primary election results. Scott Utterback/Courier Journal Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Metro Councilwoman Angela Leet won their mayoral primary elections Tuesday night — victories that propel both candidates toward a face-off this fall over violent crime, economic development and…

Supporters of legalized hemp are counting heavily on Mitch McConnell

by LESLEY CLARK, lclark@mcclatchydc.com –  Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/latest-news/article211551994.html#storylink=cpy WASHINGTON — The future of hemp legalization is up to Mitch McConnell. Period. House supporters of the idea tried to include legalization measures into the big farm bill lawmakers have been considering, but were advised to back off McConnell’s taking care of things, they were told. Reps. Andy…

Previewing the 32nd District state senator race

WARREN COUNTY, Ky. (WBKO) — As Tuesday’s election inches closer, Mike Wilson and Darrell Traughber are wrapping up their primary campaigns. Three candidates will battle for the chance to have a seat in Kentucky’s Senate. Two of those candidates on the republican ticket are Wilson and Traughber. Tuesday’s election will narrow that down to just one,…